A question that our customers often ask is what colour suggestions we have, when they are choosing window coverings for their space. We have compiled a handy list of our top-tips to help you decide what colour works for you!
An easy way to ensure that your curtains/blinds fabric choice matches your space is to make sure that they feature your wall colour. For example, if your walls are cream, choose a pattern or design that includes cream. This way, the other colours in the design will compliment your space. What we wouldn’t typically recommend is trying to match your colour to your space, particularly with fabrics; this is because the texture of fabric will often alter the way the colour looks to the naked eye, and therefore the fabric will never quite be a perfect match. There are, of course, rare exceptions to this rule – but for the most part it is better to avoid a totally monochrome space.
The easiest way to choose a colour for your window dressing, whether it be curtains, blinds, or shutters, is to choose a colour that compliments your space. For example, a cooler toned room (think blues, greys, whites) will usually look best with cooler-toned window dressings. The same applies for warm-toned rooms (cream, beige, pinks). This same approach can also be applied with wood; a warmer wood (such as natural pine or oak) will compliment warmer palette choices. See the images below for examples of how colour tones can complement each other:
This is a bolder and more modern approach, but choosing a contrast colour adds a pop to any room. In this approach, we would recommend doing the exact opposite of the ‘compliment’ approach; choose a colour in the opposite colour family to that of your space. For example, if you have a cream room (which is in the warm-tone colour family), you may want to experiment with cold-tones to contrast this, such as a bright teal. Contrasting colour palettes are increasingly common, with many rooms having a ‘feature colour’ in the space. To benefit from this pop of colour, make sure not to over-do it, or make the space too matching. See the examples below for how to use the contrast method:
Remember – there is no wrong or right way to decorate your space. What works for one home, may not work for yours – and that’s okay! We will always do our very best to advise as best we can, but to ensure you are well-prepared you may find it useful to search for some ideas and inspiration – take a look at our social media for images and handy tips!